A dragonfly has a lifespan of for to seven weeks
The U.S. standard railroad gauge (distance between rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches.
In Saratoga, Florida it is illegal to sing while wearing a bathing suit.
When the Black Death swept across England one theory was that cats caused the plague. Thousands were slaughtered. Ironically, those that kept their cats were less affected, because they kept their houses clear of the real culprits, rats.
In 1771 the kingdom of Poland was larger in area than any other European country except Russia and had a bigger population than any other European country except France.
Post-It Notes, which are adhesive notes, were invented while looking for a way to improve the acrylate adhesive found in tapes
The Olympic torch weighs about 3 pounds
The "spot" on the 7-Up logo comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.
Of the 266 men who have been pope, 33 have died violently.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a disease caused by ticks
Approximately 850 peanuts make a 18 oz jar of peanut butter
In a lifetime, the average driver will honk 15,250 times
Laws forbidding the sale of sodas on Sunday prompted William Garwood to invent the ice cream sundae in Evanston, IL, in 1875.
Just by recycling one aluminum can, enough energy would be saved to have a TV run for three hours.
The American Airlines Center in Dallas has more toilets per capita than any other sports and entertainment venue in the country
World Tourist day is observed on September 27.
The world's smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny.
In the US a pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of potatoes.
The first drive-in movie theater was built in Camden, NJ in 1932-3. It cost 25 cents per car or $1 for three or more people to watch a movie.
A cat's urine glows under a black light. (I wonder who was paid to figure that out.)
Argentineans eat more meat than any other nation in the world an average of 10 ounces per person per day.
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Original name : kalidas
Also known as : indian shakespeare, shakespeare of india
New York's first St. Patrick's day parade was held on March 17, 1762.
Stars come in different colors; hot stars give off blue light, and the cooler stars give off red light.
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Original name : joseph priestley
Also known as : father of soda pop; father of modern chemistry
In the United States, ice cream is sold the most on a Sunday
On average, an American makes three pounds of garbage in a day
It is illegal to hunt camels in Arizona.
A surfer once sued another surfer for stealing his wave. The case was thrown out because the court was unable to put a price on pain and suffering endured by the surfer watching someone else ride his wave
The fastest bird in the world is the Peregrine Falcon, which can reach speeds in excess of two hundred miles per hour
Rice is thrown at weddings as a symbol of fertility
The feet account for one quarter of all the human bodies bones.
You will weigh less if you weigh yourself when the moon is full
Everyday approximately 35 meters of hair fibre is produced on the scalp of an adult
The blue whale is the loudest animal on the earth. Its whistle can reach up to 188 decibels
During the high feeding season, it has been estimated that an adult blue whale can eat up to 40 million krill in one day. (Krill are shrimp like creatures)
Cockroaches can live with no heads, they only die because of starvation.
Hummingbirds are the only animal that can fly backwards
The average US male will spend 2,965 hours shaving during his lifetime.
Mountain Dew reduces your sperm count significantly.
Central Park located in New York has 125 drinking fountains
In the first century, people used to drink goats milk to sweeten their breath
The wettest spot in the world is located on the island of Kauai. Mt. Waialeale consistently records rainfall at the rate of nearly 500 inches per year.
Sharks are capable of going at least 6 weeks without eating; the record observed in an aquarium is 15 months by a species of shark known as the swell sharks)
It took eleven years to built the Taj Mahal, (1632-1643)
One in every four Americans has appeared on television.
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
Almonds are members of the peach family
In the 17th century, the number pi was known to 35 decimal places. Today, to 1.2411 trillion.
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Separate TV Screen
The world's first separate television screen and receiver was presented by James M. Skinner Jr., left, President of Philco Corporation, the developer and manufacturer of the set, to W. Laurance Lepage, President of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 11, 1958. This set will be placed in the Benjamin Franklin Hall of the Institute for public display.